UK Front Page Archive (July 20′ – Present)



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The Times reports on early data showing that COVID-19 booster jabs “massively” strengthen the body’s defences against the disease.

A government deal for more than 100 million more vaccine doses means the possibility of a fourth COVID jab for all adults is now closer than ever, The Times says.

The Telegraph is reporting that the UK government has bought enough vaccines to protect the nation from COVID variants for the next two years. The order equates to two booster jabs per adult. 

The government has urged people to mask-up to help protect against COVID, amid fears the Omicron variant could end up spreading in the UK.

The Sunday Mirror describes Boris Johnson’s news conference to outline new COVID restrictions as “hastily convened” – and says the PM “will hopefully follow his own rules” after being pictured without a face covering on...

The Observer writes that the prime minister has “absolute confidence” this Christmas will be better than the last – despite reimposing a range of restrictions to combat the new, highly transmissible variant of COVID-19.Also on...

The Guardian is one of many papers to lead on the new COVID variant, which many experts say is the most worrying yet and could potentially make vaccines less effective.It says scientists have warned it...

The Guardian reports on how Michael Gove has been drawn into the ‘cronyism’ row after claims a Conservative party donor who supported his leadership campaign was awarded £164m in government COVID contracts. 

The Daily Telegraph reports on how former health secretary, Matt Hancock, believes NHS workers should be legally required to get Covid vaccinations before the winter. 

England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, has warned that too many people wrongly believe the COVID-19 pandemic is over, adding booster jabs and masks will help save Christmas, writes the Daily Express. 

The paper also features the photo of Alec Baldwin hugging Halyna Hutchins’ husband, but its main story is on an NHS chief’s call for people to get their COVID-19 booster jabs in order to prevent...

The Guardian carries a warning from trade union leaders that the government risks “another winter of chaos” if it does not implement COVID restrictions like mandatory mask-wearing in shops and on public transport.

Sajid Javid said on 20 October that England is facing its last chance to avoid a return to COVID-19 restrictions, which feature on the front page of the Financial Times.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the COVID-19 booster rollout is too slow, after estimates from the newspaper found 22 million people will be ready for their third dose by December.

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